CSCS SKILL CARDS GO VIRTUAL
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has announced the launch of virtual CSCS cards and a new app.
Virtual cards are the same as traditional plastic ones but stored within the My CSCS app on a Smartphone or Tablet rather than in a construction worker’s wallet or pocket.
Virtual cards benefit the card holder and their employer by providing both with instant access to the individual’s training and qualification records without needing to carry a physical card on site.
Alan O’Neile, Head of Communications at CSCS said: “This is a game changer for CSCS cards.
“The technology will improve safety and efficiency on construction sites by making it easier for the employer to check that workers hold the appropriate qualifications and training for the job they do on site.”
The virtual card is generated automatically and can be downloaded to the My CSCS app as soon as a CSCS card application is approved and payment is taken.
The virtual card can then be used immediately on site before the traditional plastic card has arrived in the post.
Working alongside the virtual card is the My CSCS app which is available on Android and Apple devices and is free to download and use.
O’Neile added: “As well as storing the virtual card the app has many other benefits. Card holders can view the status of their applications, manage their personal details and get in touch with our Customer Service team via the app.”
The My CSCS app is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing card holders with access to the information they need when they need it.
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